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Thursday, March 12, 2009


This time it’s a serious post about football. No jokes, huh? So, if you’re looking for humour in this post, QUIT right now! No point reading further, because I’m a strong believer in the philosophy of one of Liverpool’s legendary managers:


Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.



I think that statement echoes my feelings perfectly. Of course, most of my friends will vouch for my die-hard following of the game, and fanaticism for one of the greatest clubs ever, football. Another quote of Shankly’s tells of my devotion to winning.



If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing!!



That’s precisely why I was up at 3 am to watch my team thrash Real Madrid 4 goals to zilch! Awesome!


And then, I decided to write about some awesome quotes from the world of football. Sample these:


Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.

(Another example of Shankly’s sharp wit)

If you’re not sure of what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net, and we’ll discuss your options afterwards.

(Simple really! No wonder, Shankly was such an awesome manager.)

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest, I just squandered.

(George Best has a nice perspective. I wish my dad agreed with this too.)


We lost because we didn’t win.

(Thanks for explaining that, Ronaldo. Duh! We’d never have figured it out.)


If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing.

(Wow, really?)


After reading these, you might be misled into thinking that I don’t have anything else to write. I’m not saying that you are wrong, all I’m saying is that you’re not right.


Scriber's Web said...

Wait! I thought that this post wasn't going to be funny! Love the quotes and your comments. In US we have football too but it is different. But the craze for football is still the same and all the quotes do apply:)

Sauron said...

Thanks, Scriber! I've seen American football on TV sometimes, and a couple of movies based on it too like 'The Longest Yard'.

And puritans like me don't like to use the term 'soccer' at all, we only say 'football'. :P

Tangerine said...

The things ppl do to watch football

Sauron said...

Tangerine... aap nahin samjhoge... :D

Deepti Thomas said...

A game which can fuel the players to quip as wittily as seen..definitely must be worth the play :P

Sauron said...

Actually, some of these guys are analysts/managers, but yeah the game surely is worth the play...